Byline: Thendo Buasi

Monday, 19 December 2022

Gert Sibande TVET College handed over a house to two brothers who are orphans and also former students from the college on Thursday, 15 December 2022 in Kinross (Ext 21), ward 16.

Although they are coming from devastating situation, both brothers managed to obtain qualification from GS college where one studied Engineering and the other one studied Marketing. 

The brothers stated that after their parents passed away, life was not easy and living in a shark with a broken door was the most stressful and devastating situation which they will never wish anyone to come across or experience in their lives.

“Although life has given us ups and downs and coming from poor background, we managed to finish our studies to honour our parents and we are so grateful for the house that Gert Sibande TVET College has built for us,” said the older brother.

Dr BJ Mwale Council chairperson at GS College stated that they appreciate the support from Govan Mbeki Municipality and they are looking forward to partnering with the municipality in all their upcoming projects with a vision of developing communities in both educational and human settlement.

“As a college, we are expanding and we are looking forward on giving back to the community and creating more opportunities for employment and we are also excited as a college for this handover we are doing today,” said Dr BJ M wale.

Govan Mbeki Municipality Mayor, Cllr Nhlakanioho Zuma as a guest speaker expressed his special gratitude to appreciate all stakeholder that are taking part on contributing towards development of the community and human settlement.

Cllr Zuma emphasise that the municipality is looking forward to partnership with GS College in their project to increase more employment opportunities in Govan Mbeki Municipality.

“We will provide Gert Sibande College with access to the land for them to produce and build the buildings that are required,” said Cllr Zuma.

Gert Sibande College also handed over certificate of appreciation to their student who built a house that was handed over to two brothers, who are known as Vangile Patricia Madi, Prudence Ntswaki Makhubu, Phehelo Frank Nala and Phethile Prosperous Nhlabathi.

Evander Campus Manager Mr. J Nkosi expressed his special gratitude to the mayor of GMM for the support on their project and also ward 16 councilor, Cllr ER Nkabind.

He also applauded the President of the SRC as well as the managent team which made the initiative possible.